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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a beautiful house, and the owner thought of everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7May 2024

  • "Comfortable, clean, spacious."

    Beautiful view over Pitlochry.Well appointed garden and interior.Lots of space for 6 people. Good wifi.TV volume can be a bit difficult to hear even with the sound bar.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey A5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at Balvaig."

    The house was beautiful and the views were stunning. We spent alot of time just staring out the windows watching the birds. The house was really clean and had everything we needed and more. I loved the extra touches like the welcome hamper, free decanter of port and chocolates on offer. We will definitely recommend this to our friends, Thankyou to the owner for giving us the opportunity to share this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "There is always a tension between finding a gem like Balvaig and wanting to sing its praises, but also wanting to keep the treasure hidden for yourself."

    Balvaig really is utter perfection! We cannot wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "A return visit to Balvaig, as comfortable & beautiful as before."

    This time enjoying the glorious autumn palette of the surrounding countryside. Balvaig really is a very special place!

    Reviewed by Constance5.0Oct 2023

  • "An extremely well equipped and spacious home in a stunning location."

    The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. Unfortunately the weather didn't permit full use of the garden which would have been a bonus. Very conveniently situated for Pitlochry which we walked into several times. One minor suggestion, a small mirror for shaving close to the basin in the two main bathrooms. We would thoroughly recommend Balvaig. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house and great location."

    Loved our stay. Will go back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a really wonderful house."

    Beautifully designed, stylishly furnished, amd with everything you could possibly want, including enormous fluffy towels. The kitchen was better equipped than our own at home. The fantastic view and a shady garden to lounge in on a hot afternoon provide the house with a magical setting.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Balvaig is in a class of its own."

    It goes way beyond the essentials for a holiday let with so much generous attention to the facilities, style & extra comforts - not to mention the glorious views of the surrounding countryside. Needless to say we are already consulting the calendar for our next visit!

    Reviewed by Constance5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was the most fabulous property we have ever stayed in."

    We were joined by our son and daughter and their partners and our baby granddaughter. There was lots of space for us all in this luxurious, bright and spacious property. Beautifully presented and maintained gardens and outdoor space was great as we hit lucky with lots of sunny weather. Couldn’t speak too highly of this property and the owner who provided lots of useful advice and responded immediately to resolve one tiny issue we had.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Returned to Balvaig after having enjoyed a great week there in 2022."

    We were not disappointed. A great week of walking and enjoying the delights of Pitlochry and surrounding area. The house has lost none of its charm and elegance. Fabulous views from the lounge that just tempt you to sit and enjoy, beautifully furnished, very well equipped kitchen and large comfortable bedrooms. A few cold evenings meant we could enjoy the log burner, wonderful. The Moulin Inn is a short walk away. Wonderful week and I have a feeling we may well visit again next year if available.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property and owner went out of her way to make our week enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed large home on one level with a superb view of the Pitlochry valley."

    The kitting out of bedrooms , kitchen, bathrooms, large garden and living area are five star. The beds are very comfortable. The large TV is easy to use with excellent sound. The underfloor heating is first rate. The woodburning stove is cosy and strightforward.The sofas and seating are very comfortable. Everything you need is to hand.Tricia is very helpful. She really makes the accomidation feel like home. Thank you so much Trucia for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey A5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful, spacious, warm, clean, light house with quality furnishings and equipped with everything you could hope for and more."

    It was a joy sitting in the comfortable lounge area relaxing and enjoying the wonderful panoramic views of the countryside, wild life and autumn colours. The Wi-Fi reception was excellent. An ideal location for exploring the many delights of Pitlochry and Perthshire and an added bonus was the sound and light experience ' the Enchanted Forest' nearby. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. The booking and information provided was efficient and comprehensive. Thank you Tricia and Sykes Cottages for a wonderful holiday. Peter and Pamela Elliott, Clare and James, Dorset and S.Wales

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Balvaig sits on the hillside above Pitlochry with uninterrupted and extensive views through panoramic windows across and down the Tummel valley; the road outside is very quiet and the property modern and spacious with a lovely, large garden, all mod cons and an excellent kitchen, if you want to self-cater."

    Alternatively, there are plenty of options in to eat out in Pitlochry (5 minutes in the car or a half-hour walk along a footpath). In terms of the outdoors, there are plenty of walks from the cottage, or a short drive away; it is an excellent base.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Would highly recommend this stunning cottage situated in an idyllic location but close to the amenities of Pitlochry."

    Everything thing about Balvaig was perfect, extremely clean, helpful owner, excellent welcoming pack and everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday. Really was a pleasure returning here every evening and just enjoying the view. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2022

  • "The property has been well designed to maximise the stunning views and is very comfortable."

    It gives the feeling of remoteness but is just a few minutes from Pitlochry. Well appointed and welcoming, it makes an ideal base to explore this part of Scotland. We would return.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Delightful, well appointed property."

    Balvaig is the perfect house in which to spend a relaxing, comfortable holiday without going far; great garden to enjoy, with excellent garden furniture. Pitlochry is a pleasant town offering easy access to any number of areas including the Cairngorms, castles such as Balmoral, Glamis, Blair, the East coast with Dundee, Aberdeen, and Perth cities. Relaxing back at Balvaig listening to the great birdsong and taking in the view was a great pleasure.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property with amazing views."

    Everything you needed was in the property and lots of extras to really make it feel like home. Beautiful welcome basket was left and even little things like spices and fruit teas. It was definitely a luxury house, even the furniture is beautiful & comfortable. Location of the house is fantastic, we loved the area and enjoyed exploring and trying out the local restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property, that prolongs the stunning outdoors while in the cosy comfort of the luminous house!"

    We all had a wonderful stay indeed, thank you.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic place, great views and great location."

    Had all we need would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Balvaig."

    The owner contacted us prior to our arrival date to offer any advice / assistance we may require and could not have been more helpful. The property itself is even better than the photos suggest. Absolutely stunning, beautifully furnished and immaculate. The views from every window are a complete joy, changing with the ever changing weather and we could have quite happily sat in the garden or the amazing lounge and just enjoyed the property but we were there to enjoy the great walks in the area, but what a fabulous property to return to. We enjoyed every minute of an all too short week at Balvaig and would dearly love to return.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a wonderful property with the most amazing views!"

    But it was all the thoughtful touches left by Tricia including a bottle of fizz and a coffee blend specific to the house. Beautifully furnished with everything and more we could need including guide books and Ordnance Survey maps. Lovely comfortable beds. All round a 5* stay, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a terrific stay at Balvaig starting from turning into the drive and seeing the wow factor of the house to closing the door as we sadly left."

    What a superbly equipped house with a definite touch of luxury. There is plenty of walking, eating and shopping in Pitlochry and the Moulin Inn is a short walk away with good food and beer. The star of the show was the amazing panoramic view from the lounge, garden and balcony really stunning an every changing landscape. We definitely hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2021

  • "Balvaig Pitlochry SUPERB - THIS COTTAGE HAS THE WOW FACTOR Spotlessly clean."

    A beautiful house with all the creature comforts.The floor to ceiling windows have a wonderful view over the Tummel valley and the views are changing all the time.From beautiful sunsets to misty, moody views over the mountains.It was like being in a Canadian lodge.The welcome from Tricia was a lovely touch with a basket hamper filled with lovely goodies. The position of the cottage is private and in a lovely spot.Pitlochry is five min drive down the hill.We loved it so much we have booked again for next Autumn. An exceptional cottage.We loved it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous house."

    Spotless and the facilities in the house were first-class. Fantastic views from the house. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely spacious cottage with wonderful views over the Tummel valley and a perfect location for outdoor activities."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "The view from the house was great , ever changing."

    The pics don’t really do it justice. Had great time chilling and did some nice walks nearby. Pitlochry is a nice town for coffee.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Well equipped beautiful house."

    Lovely patio area and fantastic views of the surrounding hills. Large relaxing lounge area and sociable dining table. Plenty of walking and other outdoor activities in the area. Excellent selection of cafes and restaurants locally.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation, well equipped and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great week."

    The view from the property was beautiful. It property was well appointed with everything you could want for a relaxing family holiday. Being on one level made it an ideal property for someone with limited mobility. The kitchen was a good size an well equipped. Rugs for use outdoors were a nice touch. The large picture windows were good for bird spotting and enjoying the local wildlife including bats. The property is in a great location for visiting local attractions. It is near to a lovely pub, which has a good atmosphere and nice food. The property would be good in all seasons. We were extremely fortunate to have had an amazing week of sunshine. We have already re-booked for a return stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our second visit to balvaig and we loved it just as much so going to book again as soon as it's free."

    The house is gorgeous and so so peaceful and comfortable. You could spend the whole time sat watching the lovely birds in the garden and the ever changing weather and light across the tunnel valley. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need and a huge dining table to just kick back and relax. Loved waking up to see and hear the lambs frolicking in the field and even managed some time in the hammock between the showers lol. Would so recommend this place to anyone looking for comfort with a touch of luxury in a gorgeous and peaceful setting but just a short distance from all the facilities of pitlochry. Love it thank you

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic location for a fantastic wow factor cottage, all 6 in our party were very impressed"

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2020

  • "Balvaig is an amazing property - the light, the space, the quality and comfort of the furniture and fittings and the views were to die for."

    The garden was gorgeous so peaceful and quiet and so many birds and butterflies and bees. Couldnt fault it. If you never left the property you would have an amazing holiday but so much to do and see close by. Am just trying to sort our next visit there - thanks a million.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (linked by small outside balcony), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi, Sonos sound system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Garden area and balcony
  • Note: Balvaig is ideally not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop within 1.5 miles.

The property

Resting in the heart of Scotland, tucked on the outskirts of vibrant Pitlochry, is this luxurious, architect designed, and superbly appointed, detached eco-property, called “Balvaig”.

The property has been specifically designed around the breathtaking views of the Tummel Valley.

The natural colour palette and clean lines give an instant warm, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

The location of the property means it is ideally placed for either a relaxing trip away in the highlands or an action-packed adventure, with the local area boasting an abundance of rolling mountain peaks, rivers and lakes for a fabulous range of outdoor activities, as well as superb restaurants, pubs, distilleries (all within walking distance), something to suit all tastes.

The all ground floor accommodation is kitted out to a very high standard, attracting discerning guests looking for something special.

The interior décor is contemporary, comfortable and cosy with designer coffee tables, sideboards and dining furniture that give a sense of class.

There is a Sonos sound system in the impressive double height vaulted living area and in the kitchen, you’ll find everything you’ll need (including range cooker and coffee maker).

There is underfloor heating throughout, provided by an eco-friendly ground source heat pump.

However, what could be more romantic than cuddling up in front of the wood burning stove on a cold winter’s evening?

In the bedrooms the luxurious theme continues with top of the range crisp white Italian bed linen, cosy bath robes, indulgent toiletries and soft fluffy towels, provided in each of the four elegantly-presented bedrooms (two king-size, one each double and single, and a snug.

The open-plan living space boasts patio doors, allowing for alfresco dining which seamlessly blends the beautiful outside surroundings with the inside.

The property is not overlooked, and the sense of privacy, peace and light is overwhelming.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful hideaway, head into Pitlochry where you will be spoilt for choice by the eateries that await you, including cafés, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, offering something for all tastes and budgets.

Pitlochry contains a good range of local amenities including a supermarket, bank, independent shops and train station, and is also home to the famous Pitlochry festival theatre.

Within easy walking distance (0.5 mile) of the property is the historic village of Moulin with its heritage centre and popular Moulin Hotel Bar, welcoming visitors and locals alike for pub meals and locally brewed ales.

If you fancy a decent walk you’ll find a number of paths within the local area which allow you to stride out from the doorstep, including; Loch Faskally, Ben y Vrackie, and Black Spout to name but a few, with many more good walks only a short drive away.

If you fancy a walk with a different purpose, just stroll along the lane to the Edradour Distillery and Visitor Centre; less than a mile away and you’ll be glad you didn’t drive so you can indulge in a whisky tasting or two before returning home.

If you are bringing your bike along, the Pitlochry area is nationally recognised as one of the UK's top locations for road biking and mountain biking, each offering panoramic views and diverse wildlife to enjoy along the way.

For those feeling slightly more adventurous, there are plenty of extreme sports of the menu including White Water Rafting on the River Tay and Canyoning in the Falls of Bruar.

Other excellent attractions within the local area include; fishing, many excellent golf courses, historic castles, the Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, the Enchanted Forest (October) and a variety of wonderful gardens to visit.

Balvaig is a wonderful and luxurious retreat in which to base yourself for exploring the delights of this beautiful part of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band C.

Scottish Short Term Let License number - PK12591P

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Perth 26 miles

A picturesque Victorian burgh in the area of Perth and Kinross, Pitlochry has been a popular tourist destination since the visit of Queen Victoria back in 1842. An area renowned for its outdoor activities, the town is surrounded by the Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion mountains, excellent for hillwalking, there is also the stunning River Tummel with its scenic dam and boat hire available, alternatively you can watch on with a warm coffee in the Boating Station Café. Pitlochry also has a golf course and the Tay Forest Park to keep you busy, the dramatic Cairngorms National Park also comes nearby for some serious walking and cycling. The town hosts festivals and is home to a number of different shops and restaurants to enjoy. With the Blair Athol Distillery also available, this town has something for everybody. The astonishing city of Perth makes for a wonderful day trip with its incredible architecture, wide range of amenities and other activities such as its museum and art gallery. A fabulous area of Scotland with much to do.

Note: Balvaig is ideally not suitable for children under 12 years of age

Please be aware there us a £300 good house keeping bond on the property